• Dermatology
      August 2013

      Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp

      by Rod Sinclair, Vicky Jolliffe

      Hair is inextricably linked with an individual’s sense of worth, personal style and self-confidence. If this is overlooked by clinicians, patients presenting with hair disorders may feel undertreated and underappreciated. Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp is a practical resource that will help healthcare professionals diagnose a wide range of hair and scalp disorders (including different types of hair loss), perform further investigations and, where appropriate, provide treatment options. This fully revised second edition of Fast Facts: Disorders of the Hair and Scalp is an ideal resource for primary care practitioners, practice nurses, trainee dermatologists and medical students wanting to provide the most appropriate therapeutic, cosmetic and supportive advice to their patients, and for trichologists and consultant dermatologists wanting to keep up to date and informed on the many hair and scalp disorders.

    • Dermatology
      September 2013

      Fast Facts: Skin Cancer

      by Karen L Agnew, Christopher B Bunker, Sarah T Arron

      Skin cancer is both preventable and treatable, yet it is becoming alarmingly common. The key to successful treatment (other than education and prevention) is early recognition and swift referral. Fast Facts: Skin Cancer has been written by three international experts to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to save lives. Contents: • Epidemiology • Pathogenesis • Clinical features and diagnosis • Management • Prognosis • Prevention • Future trends

    • Dermatology
      July 2014

      Ocular Melanoma: Advances in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies

      by Timothy G Murray, H Culver Boldt

      The past five years have seen the most significant advances in our understanding of ocular melanoma since its first recognition in the 1500s. Through advanced treatment strategies, we are now able to treat virtually all patients with radiotherapy (either brachytherapy or charged particle therapy) and eliminate tumor activity, preserve the eye and maintain useful vision. This book of 18 chapters by leading clinicians spans the current field of ocular melanoma, from molecular genomics of tumor development, to advanced imaging including high-resolution echography and enhanced depth spectral domain optical coherence tomography, through combined primary treatment approaches including brachytherapy plus intravitreal bevacizumab, and concluding with systemic imaging and both potential adjuvant therapy along with novel strategies for managing metastatic ocular melanoma. Each of the senior authors has made pivotal contributions to our understanding of ocular melanoma and has individually played a key role in shaping diagnosis and treatment of this devastating disease.

    • Dermatology
      January 2012

      Emerging Therapeutics for Melanoma

      by Francesco M Marincola, Paolo A Ascierto, John M Kirkwood

      Understanding of the biology of melanoma has increased substantially during the past two decades, with consequent advances in therapeutic approaches and overall disease management. This book addresses diagnosis, prevention, prognosis, treatment and follow up in melanoma. In twelve chapters from international experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of understanding and management of melanoma, including discussion of current limitations and suggestions for modification of strategies that could help current promising concepts to yield success in the clinic.

    • Dermatology

      Current & Emerging Treatments for Psoriasis

      by Steven R Feldman

      Over the past 20 years, there have been remarkable changes in our understanding, treatment and even definition of psoriasis. With the development of a topical vitamin D analog 20 years ago, the psoriasis landscape was just beginning to shake and since then, there has been a volcanic eruption of new research, delivery systems and molecules that have revolutionized psoriasis treatment and our understanding of the disease. Patients, doctors, insurers, basic researchers and drug developers are all now energized and focused on the condition. More effective and safer treatment options are now available and we have new ways to make old medicines work much better. This book covers the different aspects of psoriasis treatments and is a useful guide for enhancing the care of psoriasis patients.

    • Dermatology
      March 2013

      Advances in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

      by Thomas Bieber

      Atopic dermatitis is the most common skin disorder, and there has been a steady increase in incidence worldwide, especially in Western countries but even more in the developing world. This rounded overview of atopic dermatitis from renowned authors addresses genetics, immunopathology, prevention, medical treatment – topical and systemic, phototherapy and also provides an insight into future therapies currently under development. There are seven chapters in this useful and up-to-date overview of this important skin condition, which generates a substantial socioeconomic burden and significantly impairs the quality of life of the patients and their families.

    • Medicine
      February 2016

      Skin Barrier Function

      by Agner, T., Itin, P., Jemec, G.B.E.

      Although a very fragile structure, the skin barrier is probably one of the most important organs of the body. Inward/out it is responsible for body integrity and outward/in for keeping microbes, chemicals, and allergens from penetrating the skin. Since the role of barrier integrity in atopic dermatitis and the relationship to filaggrin mutations was discovered a decade ago, research focus has been on the skin barrier, and numerous new publications have become available. This book is an interdisciplinary update offering a wide range of information on the subject. It covers new basic research on skin markers, including results on filaggrin and on methods for the assessment of the barrier function. Biological variation and aspects of skin barrier function restoration are discussed as well. Further sections are dedicated to clinical implications of skin barrier integrity, factors influencing the penetration of the skin, influence of wet work, and guidance for prevention and saving the barrier. Distinguished researchers have contributed to this book, providing a comprehensive and thorough overview of the skin barrier function. Researchers in the field, dermatologists, occupational physicians, and related industry will find this publication an essential source of information.

    • Medicine
      September 2016

      Itch - Management in Clinical Practice

      by Szepietowski, J., Itin, P., Weisshaar, E., Jemec, G.B.E.

      Albeit a very common symptom in dermatology, internal medicine, psychosomatics, neurology, and even oncology, itching was under-researched up until 15 years ago. Since then, the clinical aspects of acute and chronic itch have been examined extensively. As a result, some books on the topic have become available. Whereas most publications focus on experimental aspects and diagnostics, this volume of the series 'Current Problems in Dermatology' provides a comprehensive overview regarding the management of chronic itch. Select authors consider interdisciplinary aspects as well as age, body region, and specific diseases as they present a great variety of available treatments. All physicians with patients suffering from itch – especially dermatologists, general practitioners, gerontologists, nephrologists, hepatologists, neurologists, and palliative care doctors – will find this publication to be an essential source of information.

    • Medicine
      September 2016

      Perspiration Research

      by Yokozeki, H., Itin, P., Murota, H., Jemec, G.B.E., Katayama, I.

      Research into perspiration has developed dramatically during the last 15 years, continually improving our understanding of the pathogenesis of sweating disorders. It has become clear that, in addition to its temperature-regulating function, perspiration offers bactericidal protection as well. In this book, select authors further broaden our perspective on perspiration. Contributions cover a variety of new aspects, offering insight into the sweat glands' major role during the onset of disorders such as parapsoriasis, lichen planus, and lichen amyloidosis. They also highlight the importance of Malassezia - an allergen in sweat that exacerbates atopic dermatitis and cholinergic urticarial. Further roles of the sweat glands are discussed, including as storage of stem cells for replenishing epidermal cells in the case of thermal burns or as water retention sites for replenishing moisture in the stratum corneum. In addition, a novel analysis of the sweat glands' three-dimensional structures, using high-speed en-face optical coherence tomography (OCT), is introduced. Offering an in-depth overview of the latest knowledge in perspiration research, this book serves as an essential reference for all medical staff and researchers in the field.

    • Medicine
      November 2017

      Adverse Reactions to Biologics

      by Puig, L., Itin, P., Gulliver, W., Jemec, G.B.E.

      In many areas of medicine physicians still face the great challenge of finding therapies that will meet the patients’ needs. In dermatology the challenge has arisen on multiple fronts through advances in the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of many inflammatory and malignant cutaneous disorders. Breakthroughs, combined with significant developments in targeted immunotherapy, have resulted in improved outcomes as these newer therapies are being used for both approved indications and as off-label therapies for various chronic inflammatory skin disorders and many forms of skin cancer. In the expectation that by truly understanding the safety profile of these targeted therapies patients’ outcomes will be significantly improved, this book offers insights into topics such as adverse reactions, infectious complications and the perioperative use of biologics in psoriasis, immunogenicity of biologic therapies, paradoxical reactions, safety of biologics used to treat autoimmune bullous diseases and primary cutaneous lymphomas, adverse reactions and skin manifestations of therapies targeting melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer and other neoplastic diseases. Eminent researchers with extensive clinical experience have contributed to this publication, providing an in-depth overview of the latest knowledge in this field.

    • Medicine
      July 2017

      Schuppenflechte

      Was Sie schon immer über Psoriasis wissen wollten.

      by Mrowietz, U., Schmid-Ott, G.

      Dieser Ratgeber zur Schuppenflechte erscheint mittlerweile in der vierten Auflage. Die Autoren, Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Mrowietz und Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Schmid-Ott, sind ausgewiesene Psoriasis-Experten und haben die Neuauflage sorgfältig überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Die Publikation wendet sich an Patienten mit Schuppenflechte, an Angehörige und alle, die mehr über die Erkrankung, den Umgang damit, die seelischen Folgen für Betroffene und vor allem über die Behandlungsmöglichkeiten wissen möchten. Seit Erscheinen der dritten Auflage vor 5 Jahren sind etliche neue Medikamente zur Therapie vor allem der mittelschweren bis schweren Psoriasis zugelassen worden. Diese Entwicklung wird in der Neuauflage berücksichtigt. Außerdem gehen die Autoren ausführlich auf neue Erkenntnisse zur Entstehung, den Auslösern und Risikofaktoren der Erkrankung – wie z.B. Rauchen und Übergewicht – ein. Das Buch stellt die komplexen Zusammenhänge und das aktuelle Wissen um die Schuppenflechte in verständlicher Sprache dar und zählt mittlerweile zu den Standardwerken unter den Ratgebern zum Thema Schuppenflechte.

    • Medicine
      December 1977

      Dermatologie

      Ein lexikalisches Repertorium

      by Kurt Winkler

    • Medicine
      December 2017

      Dermal Fillers

      by Goldberg, D.J., Goldberg, D.J.

      The aging process affects every aspect of the body, with the face being one of the first places to show signs. The search for the perfect injectable filler has taken an interesting path with the majority of innovations having been introduced in the last 30 years. The patient-driven demand for safe and effective minimally invasive aesthetic procedures has led to the development of an expanding and competitive market for dermal fillers. The demand for soft tissue augmentation has grown rapidly since its start in 1981 with collagen fillers. Fillers using hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate provide a wide range of options so that the best cosmetic outcome can be attained. The ability to correct facial rhytides and folds, to augment lips and cheeks, to correct acne scars, and now even to replenish volume loss in the dorsum of the hands is something that many practitioners thought would never be possible. This publication reviews the history of fillers, injection techniques, complications and safety as well as the novel use of fillers and fillers of the future.

    • Medicine
      December 2017

      Dermal Fillers

      by Goldberg, D.J., Goldberg, D.J.

      The aging process affects every aspect of the body, with the face being one of the first places to show signs. The search for the perfect injectable filler has taken an interesting path with the majority of innovations having been introduced in the last 30 years. The patient-driven demand for safe and effective minimally invasive aesthetic procedures has led to the development of an expanding and competitive market for dermal fillers. The demand for soft tissue augmentation has grown rapidly since its start in 1981 with collagen fillers. Fillers using hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate provide a wide range of options so that the best cosmetic outcome can be attained. The ability to correct facial rhytides and folds, to augment lips and cheeks, to correct acne scars, and now even to replenish volume loss in the dorsum of the hands is something that many practitioners thought would never be possible. This publication reviews the history of fillers, injection techniques, complications and safety as well as the novel use of fillers and fillers of the future.

    • Dermatology
      January 2008

      Fast Facts: Minor Surgery

      Minor Surgery

      by Christopher J Price, Rodney Sinclair

      Dermatological surgery is practised routinely in primary care, and most minor procedures are straightforward and require minimal time. Success is dependent on the practitioner's ability to recognize lesions, choose and plan appropriate treatment and surgical interventions, and perform surgical procedures.Fast Facts: Minor Surgery, second edition provides an overview of the good practice and operative set-up required for dermatological surgery, the skin lesions commonly encountered in primary care and the various techniques and procedures involved in their treatment. Table of contents: Operative set-up and equipment Local anesthesia Lesion identification and management Treatment planning Avoiding complications Suturing techniques and removal Surgical procedures Examining your practice

    • Dermatology
      January 2008

      Fast Facts: Psoriasis

      by Jonathan Barker, Alan Menter, Catherine Smith

      Fast Facts: Psoriasis provides the busy practitioner with 108 pages of practical information on all aspects of this increasingly treatable disease. Now in its third edition, this comprehensive handbook embraces the full spectrum of the disease, from localized plaques to generalized disease and psoriatic arthritis. Table of contents: Epidemiology and pathophysiology Clinical presentation Differential diagnosis General management approach Topical Therapy Phototherapy and photochemotherapy Systemic therapy Receptor-targeted therapies Psoriatic arthritis Future trends

    • Dermatology

      Scalp Acupuncture and Clinical Cases

      by Jiao Shunfa

      Scalp acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy used to treat the hemiplegia, numbness of limbs and aphasia caused by cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage or cerebral embolism through stimulating related parts of the scalp corresponding to the cerebral cortex with acupuncture needles. It is effective, simple, convenient and inexpensive.

    • Medicine
      October 2016

      Dermatology Made Easy

      by Amanda Oakley

      DermNet New Zealand is the world’s most visited dermatology website with over 4 million page views and 2 million unique visits every month. It is used by family doctors, dermatologists, medical trainees and students worldwide. Dermatology Made Easy is based on the most popular topics from DermNet NZ's vast array of material. The book combines the essential focus of the ‘Made Easy’ book series with the authority and knowledge base of DermNet NZ's unparalleled resources. The result is a book that helps the reader diagnose, test and treat conditions quickly and accurately. It is a concise overview of the common dermatological conditions most likely to present in general medicine. Dermatology Made Easy is essential reading for family doctors worldwide and will also have a substantial market amongst medical trainees, students and other healthcare professionals who need to diagnose dermatological conditions. Printed in full colour throughout. Published in association with DermNet New Zealand / www.dermetnz.org ;

    • Medicine
      August 2016

      Fast Facts: Diagnosing Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

      by Haun, Julia Scarisbrick

      Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is one of the ‘great mimickers’. To be certain of the diagnosis, there must be clear correlation between the pathological and clinical findings, making collaboration between clinicians and pathologists essential. Knowing the patient's history, lesion description and diagnostic work-up will help the pathologist make a more informed decision with respect to the histopathology under the microscope. Likewise, understanding the terminology used in the pathology report will improve the clarity of the clinician’s diagnosis. Fast Facts: Diagnosing Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma is designed to help primary care providers, dermatologists and pathologists speak the same language. With over 100 superb clinical and pathological images, this concise, practical handbook will ensure clear communication with respect to the clinical presentation, histopathology and immunophenotyping of: early and advanced mycosis fungoides and its variants Sézary syndrome other non-mycosis fungoides CTCLs. It is therefore essential reading for all pathologists, non-specialist clinicians and dermatology trainees. ;

    • Medicine
      January 2016

      Fast Facts: Acne

      by Alison M Layton, Diane Thiboutot, Vincenzo Bettoli

      Acne is one of the ten most common diseases worldwide and is the inflammatory skin disease seen most frequently by community physicians and dermatologists. Over the last decade, knowledge of acne pathophysiology and etiologic factors has expanded, resulting in the development of novel treatments that target clinical lesions and improve patient outcomes. However, the vast number of therapeutic options that are now available can pose a challenge to the prescribing clinician selecting the preferred treatment. Fast Facts: Acne is primarily aimed at family practitioners, nurse prescribers, pharmacists and dermatology trainees. This fully updated edition provides a concise overview of the clinical features of acne, reviews available treatments – including their respective modes of action and potential adverse events – and advises on treatment selection with the implicit goal of minimizing the physical and emotional scarring associated with this challenging disease. It also discusses the use of antibiotics and, given current concerns regarding overprescribing and antibiotic resistance, this highly readable resource is a timely addition to the Fast Facts series. ;

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